The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region X, in collaboration with the Community Relations Officers and Practitioners Association in Region X (CROPAX) extended assistance to the community of Barangay Alegria, Surigao City, that is still reeling from the devastation of Typhoon Odette, on January 13, 2022.

Through the collaborative efforts of thirteen (13) mining operators and permit holders in region X through CROPAX, relief goods such as, five kilos of rice, canned goods, coffee, sugar, milk, chocolate drink, noodles, vinegar, soy sauce, biscuits, bath and laundry soaps were distributed to 196 families.

The relief operation was in accordance to the directive of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Director, Atty. Wilfredo G. Moncano in realigning the Social Development and Management Programs’ (SDMP) unutilized fund of Contractors/Permit Holders for assistance to the affected communities of Typhoon Odette, through the Memorandum Circular No. 2021-011.